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DOI 10.12887/30-2017-2-118-10



Mateusz SOLIŃSKI – Shameless or Realist? Lucian Freud: A Painter of the Human Body


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The article offers a general description of the artistic profile of Lucian Freud with regard to the ways the presentation of the naked human body is accomplished in his works. As part of the analysis, references were made to paintings by the so-called ‘old masters,’ e.g., Matthias Grünewald, Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Hals, John Constable and, last but not least, Gustave Courbet. The ‘sensual-biological’ character of Freud’s work was studied on the one hand in the context of the painter’s perception of the links between the human being and the animal world, and on the other by pointing to the actual presence of animals in his paintings. In the concluding part of the article, an attempt was made to evaluate Lucian Freud’s work in relation to the category of shame. The analysis was made, among others, by focusing attention on the specificity of the British artist’s creative method and on the reference to the existentialist thought.

Keywords: Lucian Freud, body, nakedness, shame, sensuality, realist

Contact: Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz,
ul. Gdańska 4,
85-006 Bydgoszcz, Poland

E-mail: mateusz.solinski@gmail.com



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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 20.00
  3. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  4. DOI Prefix 10.12887